2 special elections to be held Aug. 28

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


Special elections for the City of Crawfordsville and for the Mid-Praire School Board will be held on Aug. 28, according to the Washington County Auditor?s office.

According to Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer, absentee voting for the two elections is available now. People wishing to vote absentee can do so at the auditor?s office in the Washington County Courthouse. Auditor?s office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Alternatively, a ballot can be mailed to a voter if they fill out and submit a request form. The ballot request form may be obtained from the Washington County Auditor?s Office or the following websites: or Requesters must include an ID number and must indicate their choice of Republican, Democratic or Libertarian ballot. Requests for absentee ballots may be delivered or mailed to the Washington County Auditor, 222 West Main Street, Box 889, Washington, IA 52353.

In Crawfordsville, two candidates have filed to run for a vacant seat on the city council. Candidates Tom Conrad and Catherine E. Williams will be on the ballot. On Aug. 28, the polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Crawfordsville City Hall.

In the Mid-Prairie School District, Emily Uhl, the candidate the school board chose in July to serve the remainder of a term vacated by George Schaefer, will face off against former school board member Randy Billups. The election also will be from noon to 8 p.m. with polling places at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman, in the Heritage building in West Chester, and in the Kalona Public Library.

Anyone having questions should contact the Washington County Auditor?s Office 319-653-7717.